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Supporting Campus Life

Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

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This project aims to bring volunteers to some of the most underfunded communities in Ho Chi Minh City.

The project

This project aims to bring volunteers to some of the most underfunded communities in Ho Chi Minh City. Working with disadvantage populations, the project offers hope and education to many people that are in great need. From working with special needs children and orphans to helping out a public hospital, there is always work to be done. Through cultural exchanges, the project gives opportunities to people who can benefit most.

This project is divided into several categories, all designed to provide security to the members of this impoverished community. If you are interested in one of the other categories, please have a look at the programs Working at a Children's Orphanage, Working with Special Needs Children and Working at a Food Shop.

Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam, and it attracts a large number of tourists yearly. When you walk around the city you find various beautiful buildings representing the city's past through Vietnamese, Chinese, and European designs and styles. Modern structures stand next to pagodas, and street-food stands create a sizzling energy.

Our volunteers

At this project you will be working with college students studying tourism and will be paired with a “buddy” although you will have the opportunity to work with a group of students in the classroom as well. Through cultural exchanges and role playing of real life scenes, you will help you these Vietnamese students practice their English and prepare for their careers. 

Typical day

A typical day: You will have breakfast at 7:30am and then head to your project around 8am so that you can begin working by 9am. You will work until 11:30am at which point you will head back to the residence for lunch. From 2pm - 4:30pm you will work at the project again and dinner will be available at 6pm.

Please note that this is only a guide and things at the project can change at any time. 

Free-time activities

Culture Week (Highly Recommended, Not Included)
For an additional fee you can extend your stay for a week, with a program designed to introduce you to Ho Chi Minh and Vietnamese culture, as well as give you time to get to know the other volunteers. During the week you will visit some of Vietnam's iconic landmarks, market places and even go to a traditional water puppet show. You’ll take cooking and language lessons, learn about traditional jewelry techniques and get an understanding of Vietnam’s past, present and future.

Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Good level of English
Motivation to work with children and meet new cultures
Able to work in hot and humid climate
Immunizations (please consult your doctor)
Police Clearance is required
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:30 - 16:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

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  • Accommodations: Shared rooms at student accommodation
  • Food:  Three meals a day
  • Airport Transfers: Airport pickup
  • Insurance: Comprehensive travel health insurance with volunteer abroad coverage
  • Support: Local in-country team and 24hr emergency support
Airport Pickup at Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Airport pickup included on arrival day.

Accommodation

You will stay in the dormitories of a college campus. There is an air- conditioner in every room. Rooms are single gender, basic but comfortable, with bunk beds. There are 8 shared showers - 4 hot and 4 cold - and a western-style toilet in each room. There are several common areas, including a terrace overlooking the city, a cafe and a creative corner with paint and guitars. Volunteers are required to follow campus regulations, including a 23:30 curfew. Room size: 6-10 people/ room

There is WiFi in the rooms as well as internet cafes nearby.

Cheap laundry service is available close by.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Three meals a day are included and served at a restaurant on campus. Meals are typically Vietnamese, but also include some Western dishes (sandwiches, spaghetti, etc.).

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) in Ho Chi Minh City. We assist you to find cheap flights to Viet Nam.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Viet Nam provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Viet Nam you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Viet Nam.
Costs (Prices in USD)
1 week (min. stay)
$550.00
2 weeks
$790.00
3 weeks
$1,030.00
4 weeks
$1,270.00
5 weeks
$1,510.00
6 weeks
$1,750.00
8 weeks (max. stay)
$2,230.00
Average fees
$414.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Ho Chi Minh City/Viet Nam between 1 week and 8 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. GoEco will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Viet Nam.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with GoEco during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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